Chi-raq


2h 7m 2015

Brief Synopsis

After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside. These strong willed women refuse to have sex with any men until the violence ends and create a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violenc

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside. These strong willed women refuse to have sex with any men until the violence ends and create a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

Cast

Rinska Carrasco

Joyce Collins

Crystal Birch

Lorraine Ward

Prince Eazy

Tina Cochran

Tish Lyman

Esylen Lema

Martisia Jones

Jennifer Hudson

Mark Hughes

Lead Man

Nick Cannon

Corey Hendrix

Akena Williams

Erica Faye Watson

Anya Engel-adams

Gina Breedlove

Jasmine Applewhite

Sarunas Jackson

Nakia Weaver

Lena Owens

Wade F. Wilson

Isiah Whitlock

Deidra Mixon

Evette Robinson

Jasmine Watson

Rosa Gonzalez

Dasaun Sanford

Krystel Mcneil

Nariko Braham

Muhammad Ali Sanders

Tatiana Reese

Nikeva Stapleton

Just-us Perkins

Ldorado Jonez

Briana Thompson

Samuel G. Roberson Jr

Camellia Boyd

Emily Boake Agyemang

Precious Grace Allen

Steve Harris

David Patrick Kelly

Trent Anthony Davis Jr.

Brittany Sanders

Michelle Mitchenor

Roger Guenveur Smith

Rosalind Pirtle

Jamira Wilson

Shayla Strouse

Rosalina Mota

Val Warner

Carlita Cookbey

Erica Ratcliff

Candace White

Valeata Walker

D.b. Sweeney

Bagrielle Lavigne

Opal Staples

Victoria Jones

Deja Anderson-ross

Tony Fitzpatrick

Bianca Howard

Angela Bassett

Alani "la La" Anthony

M J Carey

Cassandra Johnson

Paris Duke

Samuel L. Jackson

John Cusack

Kristian Moore

Starlotta Milam

Keierra Moore

Grace Jones

Latara Travan

Latasha Barnslater

Felicia Pearson

Dave Chappelle

Darnitrea Hood

Rochelle Claerbaut

Ebony Brown

Danielle Loren Tribue

Phyjae Richardson

Ninah Snipes

Tabatha Taggart

Quillitene Eastes

Ebony Joy

Rihana Pirtle

Chalay Collins

Jay Washington

Irma P. Hall

Faatimat Rufai

Al Palagonia

Amanda Wilkerson

Symiah Williams

Abre Macintosh

Sammy Joe Temple

Saddakka Cowans

Thea Camara

Chauntee Mcdonald

Yaneisha Franklin

Sharita Wilson

Ilfenesh Hadera

Jasmine Scott

Ashley Thurman

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Starinah Dixon

Kenya Gillenwater

Harry Lennix

Brandon Jackson

Kyen Tilford Golden

Tiffany Laos

Ashlee Smith

Wesley Snipes

Jordan Abdullah

Curtis Toler

Jennifer Marthol

Lakeisha Taylor

Anthony Chisholm

William Gines

Jan Donna Reed

Briana Clark

Briana Lindsey

Brittany Engel-adams

Tatiana Perkins

Satchel Lee

Shakeela Partee

Breanna Campbell

Carole Copeland

Celeste Cooper

Teyonah Parris

Nicolette Shegog

Father Michael Pfleger

Briana Mercado

Darren Jones

Eyrn Allen Kane

Jackie Taylor

Kimberly Washinton

Eric Wilkins

Taylore Cephas

Crew

John "jaybee" Bivens

Hair

Joseph A. Giancona

Driver

Sandra A. Shrine

Art Department

Bianca Acacia

Set Production Assistant

Mark Adams

Soloist

Myke Adams

Art Department

Miguel Aguilar

Art Department

Danny Ahn

Set Production Assistant

Jhene Aiko

Song

Bob Alcantara

Craft Service

Thomas Edward Allen

Cgi Artist

Fabian Almazan

Soloist

Julio Alvarez

Electrician

Sam Alvelo

Assistant Director

Assata Amoaku

Craft Service

Kwame Amoaku

Location Scout

Robert Amparan

Song

Beast Anderson

Security

Charles Anderson

Crane Grip

Alexandra Antoine

Art Department

Blake Armstrong

Grip

Eric Arndt

Assistant Camera

Zebediah Carter Arrington

Art Department

Jon Arturi

Rigging Grip

Dorothy Austin

Extras Casting Assistant

Vera Avery

Soloist

Jason B. Lucas

Choreographer

Jacqueline B. Soto

Costumes

Colin Bach

Property Master

Alita Mcghee Bailey

Assistant Costume Designer

Denise Baker

Hair

Dylan Ball

Camera

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Emmanuel Bansa

Apprentice

Vincent Baran

Set Production Assistant

Chris Barnett

Song

Bridgett Baron

Payroll Accountant

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Felix Bastamante

Medic

Adrienne Bauer

Rigging Grip

Brittany Bautista

Apprentice

Anthony Beljung

Rigging Electrician

Anthony C Belmonte

Transportation Captain

Genoa "blue" Bennett

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kathryn Bennett

Tailor

Charles Benson

Driver

Brennan Charles Berger

Accounting Assistant

Frank Beringer

Carpenter

Lester T Bern

Greensman

Paul Bianco

Electrician

Senica Billingsley

Assistant Director

Olivia Bird

Stunt Player

Charlie Bisharat

Soloist

Clinton Bistodeau

On-Set Dresser

Terence Black

Set Production Assistant

Barbara Blair

Soloist

Terence Blanchard

Original Score

Jane Blank

Seamstress Supervisor

Drew Blau

Coordinator

Ben Bloom

Set Production Assistant

Amanda Bolger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Vincent Bolger

Extras Casting Assistant

Jason Bonner

Assistant Camera

Bill Booth

Soloist

Tim Borntrager

Crane Grip

Kevin P. Boyd

Video

Thom Boyd

Craft Service

Jacqueline Brand

Soloist

Hebru Brantley

Art Department

Angela Brasington

Makeup Artist

Jacob Braun

Soloist

Laura Brenes

Soloist

Dale Briedenthal

Soloist

Justin Briones

Rigging Grip

Stefon Bristol

Post-Production Assistant

Karen M Brody

Makeup Artist

Rick Brooms

On-Set Dresser

Rob Brophy

Soloist

Eadra Brown

Hair

Matt Brown

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Bulbrook

Soloist

Mary Buono

Hair

Eric Byers

Soloist

Sophia Byrd

Song Performer

David C. Valdez

Assistant Editor

Darius Campo

Soloist

Frank Campo

Driver

Javier Candia

On-Set Dresser

Ricardo Candia

On-Set Dresser

Nick Cannon

Song

Nick Cannon

Song Performer

Joe Caplan

Set Production Assistant

Michael Capulli

Music

Mark K Cargill

Soloist

Josh Carlascio

Set Production Assistant

Abigail Carlson

Extras Casting Assistant

Emily Carter

On-Set Dresser

Kevon Carter

Song

Kevon Carter

Song Performer

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Eric Cato

Extras Casting Assistant

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Michael Chesler

Grip

Lil+ Chris

Song Performer

Tom Ciciura

Camera Operator

Kevin Clam

On-Set Dresser

Ron Clark

Soloist

Stuart Clark

Soloist

Will Clark

Set Production Assistant

Giovanna Clayton

Soloist

Alex Bradley Cohen

Art Department

Arthur "sonny" Coleman

Art Department

Kim Coleman

Casting

Josh Collard

Set Production Assistant

Brian Todd Collins

Song

Juanita Collins

Soloist

Beatriz Colon

Soloist

Ronald "flip" Colson

Song

Joseph P Connelly

Rigging Grip

Kevin Connolly

Soloist

Dylan Correll

Assistant Editor

Rose Corrigan

Soloist

Ted Corso

Grip

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Rico Cox

Song

Andria Crandall

Set Production Assistant

Abby Cress

Costumes

Aaron Crippen

Stunt Coordinator

Aaron Crippen

Rigging Grip

Joseph Cucci

Driver

Wade Culbreath

Soloist

Cinque Cullar

Song Performer

Cameron Cullers

Stunt Player

Carol Cymbala

Song

Michael Czerniawski

Set Production Assistant

Chris Dame

Assistant Camera

Chance Danforth

Greensman

Meryle Davie-newton

Soloist

Marcus Davis

Hair

Treasure Davis

Song Performer

Treasure Davis

Song

Latasha Deal

Soloist

Rick Dear

Electrician

Steve Delattre

Foreman

Zach Dellinger

Soloist

Brian Dembow

Soloist

Drew Dembowski

Soloist

Paul Demos

Dolly Grip

Ryan Denmark

Editor

Greg Dennen

Music Scoring Mixer

Kerwin Devonish

Camera Operator

Sam Dew

Song

Sam Dew

Song Performer

Lucci Di

Travel Coordinator

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Unit Production Manager

Marica Dickstein

Soloist

Alex Digerlando

Production Designer

James Disantis

Generator Operator

Nice Dissolve

Camera

Patrick Doherty

Rigging Grip

Robert Doherty

Medic

John Donahue

On-Set Dresser

John Donahue

Art Department

Rafael Donaldson

Soloist

Michael Drayton

Music

Michael Drayton

Song

Gabriella Dressligne

Apprentice

Howard Drossin

Music

Bruce Dukov

Music

Andrea Dumas

Set Production Assistant

Shayne E. Scott

Driver

Prince Eazy

Song Performer

Latrice Edwards

Makeup Artist

Marian Edwards

Stand-In

Karen Elaine

Soloist

Michael Elliott

Soloist

Stephan Endicott

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Erdody

Soloist

Pedro Escobar

Craft Service

Ryan Evans

Special Effects Technician

Dave Everson

Soloist

Brian L Fairley

Assistant Location Manager

Robert W Faison

Assistant Camera

Tony Farah

Set Production Assistant

Chris Farfan

Camera

Troy Faruk

Stunt Player

Ashley Alaur Faulkner

Stand-In

Saba Favors

Craft Service

Warren Felder

Song

Eddie Fernandez

Stunt Coordinator

Jonathan Ferrantelli

Post-Production Supervisor

Chris Fielder

Assistant Sound Editor

Keith Filkins

Driver

Nikolas Flanders

Set Production Assistant

Randy Fletcher

Assistant Director

Stephen Fletcher

Assistant Editor

Solomon Fobb

Set Costumer

Davis Fontaine

Set Production Assistant

Alejandra Ford

Makeup Artist

Don Foster

Soloist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States December 4, 2015

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2016

Released in United States on Digital 2016

A reimagining of Aristophanes' play "Lysistrata."

Limited Release in United States December 4, 2015

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2016

The project was originally slated to premiere on Amazon, but was changed to include a Academy Awards qualifying run in December 2015.

Released in United States on Digital 2016 (Amazon)